• January 15, 2024 - March 22, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center (PPATEC) is excited to announce a new workforce development initiative called the 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program. This gateway program was created to recruit and train new individuals into our industry. PPA and PPATEC members who hire entry level field technicians will now have the option of (more…)

  • January 22, 2024 - February 2, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Gas Heating Fundamentals of Installation & Servicing Training This robust 10-day class will provide a foundation of theory, practical application, and safe principles for working with natural gas and propane heating equipment. Students will progressively develop their knowledge and skills in servicing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and installing natural gas and propane heating equipment, both residential and (more…)

  • February 19, 2024 - February 20, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Basic Principles and Practices is a prerequisite to the more advanced classes. The full-color CETP Basic Principles and Practices of Propane course offers an “entry level” course that provides pre-requisite instruction about propane’s physical and combustion properties, and how propane is produced and transported. Some of the other topics covered are: • Organizations that influence (more…)

  • February 21, 2024 - February 26, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Primarily focuses on designing and installing the exterior portions of a vapor distribution system for both residential and small commercial markets. Registration includes the following: • CETP 4.1 Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems book • Exam Course objectives include: • Properly determine an effective system load. • Identify factors affecting selection of a properly-sized container. (more…)

  • February 27, 2024 - March 1, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Primarily focuses on the interior portions of the piping system and on the checks and tests required when installing new piping and regulators or restoring service to an existing vapor distribution system. Registration includes the following: • CETP 4.2 Placing Vapor Distribution Systems & Appliances into Service • Exam Course objectives include: • Identify the (more…)

  • March 4, 2024 - March 7, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems focuses primarily on the procedure of designing and installing a vapor distribution system. This course addresses the different techniques and procedures for designing and installing vapor distribution systems as well as proper validation of installation to include the appliance and venting system. Registration includes the following: Book: CETP (more…)

  • March 26, 2024 - March 27, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Propane Delivery includes inspecting, maintaining and operating propane delivery vehicles, filling propane storage containers, and making customer deliveries of propane. Bobtail Delivery Operations course provides information for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane. This course also covers: Bobtail equipment and systems. Explains a bobtail’s basic equipment and systems, including the cargo tank, (more…)

  • March 28, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course will cover choosing the proper boiler, determine flow and pipe sizing, choosing a circulator, review heating systems such as Series Loop, 1 Pipe, 2 Pipe, MonoFlo, boiler components and application, boiler venting and combustion air methods, cast iron to high efficiency boiler retrofits, general troubleshooting of HE boiler components.         (more…)